The Importance Of Play In Your Practice

Yes, we all know what it is to play. We’ve played in playgrounds, we’ve played with our cats and played with a lot of other things… But how many of us performers remember the art to creating great things on stage is playing? Here’s a guide to why it’s important and how it can enhance […]

Audience Participation – Own It!

What’s the most important part of our acts? The Audience! Yes, the audience… They are the most important as without an audience we don’t have an act, really – as what’s the point if you are just going to perform for yourself in front of a mirror? And everything about burlesque screams audience participation – […]

The Show Must Go On! Pt Four: Show Day Essentials!

If you’ve been following our putting on a show series, you will already know the basics on finding a venue you will know the type of show and how to book acts you will also know about marketing the show and other essential pre show tasks like collecting tech info and more… Now, all the hard work is about to come […]

Getting a bad rep… how your behaviour off stage as well as on can end a career…

No one likes a diva backstage (unless it’s actual Diva Hollywood – we bloody love her, she’s gorgeous inside and out!)… Bad behaviour backstage is the fastest way to gain a reputation for all the wrong reasons… Be a joy offstage and on – your future depends on it and here’s why… Saying ‘thank you’ […]

Performer Tips – The Importance Of Audience Interaction

When we, the audience, go to a show, we go to be entertained. If we go to see a band, we want the band to move us, we might even get a bit excited if the guitarist throws us a plectrum; if we go to a theatre show, we want to feel something – we […]

Our fifth Birthday Show! What A Show!

We’ve been so busy lately that we haven’t had time to pictorially update you on our last show! And what a show our Mad Love valentines day affair, was! We always love headliner Scarlett Daggers and she really was a sweetheart with her cheeky Tiki and balloon pop routines… We had hot showgirl action from […]

5 Years! Continuing our retrospective with 2012

In our look back over the past five years, we hit 2012 – a great year! The year we introduced Swansea to boylesque (yes, you, the audience went wild!), DeeDee found a new role and we continued to bring some of the best performers the UK has to offer to Swansea… January – Excess All […]

5 Years! Continuing our round-up, with Pt 2: 2011…

Continuing our retrospective of Bluestocking Lounge, we now hit 2011, which was a changeable year in many ways – good ways! We saw four venues in one year and by December had found our ‘home’… We also had our first showcase and ‘launched’some new performers from our courses!  February – Twisted Love This was to be […]

Happy new year!

Well, what a year 2014 was! We certainly had a great time – and we hope you did too! You’ve certainly been an appreciative audience and your excitement for the acts we’ve brought down has really made our nights! So we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights of our Bluestocking Lounge […]